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Rabid raccoon confirmed in Stittville

Posted 6/24/22

​​​​​​A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Stittville.

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Rabid raccoon confirmed in Stittville

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STITTVILLE — ​​​​​​A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Stittville. The raccoon was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing on Monday and positive results were reported on Tuesday. One person and a dog were exposed to the raccoon and received treatment.       

Signs of rabies include:

  • Animal acting strangely;
  • Animal acting mad;
  • Animal acting shy or gets unusually close;
  • Drooling or foaming from the mouth.

If you see an animal, wild or stray, with these signs, do not approach it and stay away. If any animal is acting strangely, call your local animal control officer for help.

By law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated by 4 months old. Dogs and cats need another dose at age 1 and then receive a booster dose every 3 years following. Ferrets must receive booster doses annually. 

The Oneida County Health Department is offering the following Rabies Vaccination Clinics:

  • July 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Garage;
  • Aug. 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Arena in Rome;
  • Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Town of Trenton Offices. 

Appointments are required for the clinics and can be made by calling 315-798-5064 or online at: https://ocgov.net/health

 

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